Pauley Says She's Bipolar

On the verge of the launch of her syndicated talk show, Jane Pauley revealed in her new autobiography that she became bipolar in 2001 after a rare reaction to steroids she was taking for a stubborn case of hives.

Pauley discusses the illness in her book, Skywriting, due out Tuesday. Today, Pauley has the illness under control, she says.
She is giving an interview on the issue to NBC News' Stone Phillips for an episode of Dateline on Wednesday, Sept. 1.
She'll also appear on The Today Show, the show she used to anchor, on Monday, Aug. 30, the same day The Jane Pauley Show launches.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.